'I am like a child when I am on the sets'

'I am like a child when I am on the sets'
If actor Arjun Kapoor was seen at his romantic best in ‘2 States’ and ‘Finding Fanny’, he was seen slipping into the character of a kabaddi player in ‘Tevar’. It’s also hard to forget his adorable character in ‘Ki & Ka’ and now he is again set to play a loverboy in his upcoming project ‘Half Girlfriend’. It is the sheer variety of the characters that the actor chooses to portray which sets him apart from the other actors of his time. Arjun, who was in the city for the ‘Blenders Pride Fashion Tour’, takes time off to chat with Nina C George about his journey so far.

What are you working on now?   
I play an interesting role in ‘Half Girlfriend’ which is based on Chetan Bhagat’s book of the same name. It traces the story of a young man who moves to Delhi and falls in love with a rich girl. He’s an intelligent guy but his only problem is that he doesn’t speak good English. The movie delves into the emotions exchanged between the two people.

What got you to sign ‘Mubaraka’?
It’s the script which deals with a lot of issues that are relevant to our times. There’s a blend of comedy, romance and action. I can’t give away too many details about my character but all I can say is that this role has given me the opportunity to explore another side of myself that I didn’t know existed.

What do you do when you are not working?  
I am like a child when I am on the sets. I am curious about everything that is happening around me, both in front of the camera and behind it. You can never find me sitting still when I am on a shoot. But when I am by myself, you wouldn’t find a more boring person than me.

Do you think people in Bengaluru are fashion conscious?
Looks like fashion is ingrained in the sensibilities of young people in Bengaluru. I found that even the most ordinary people here make concerted efforts to wear something wacky and cool at all times. Every city has its own culture when it comes to fashion and Bengaluru is no exception.

Your fashion sense...
I dress to not only look good but also insist that I must feel comfortable in whatever I am wearing. I don’t intend to unleash any trend of sorts but pick up clothes that grab my attention, which could be anything from cool shorts to something very formal.

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